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2014 Christmas Chronicle

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SALVATION ARMY AND KETV 7 CAN HELP KIDS BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM KICKS OFF WITH COLLEGIATE COALITION


For the sixth consecutive year, area universities are participating in the Back-To-School Collegiate Coalition to support The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back-To-School Backpack Program. A pep rally will be held on Friday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street. Backpacks full of school supplies will be given to local children.  KETV NewsWatch 7 anchor and reporter Melissa Fry will emcee the event.

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D.J.’s HERO AWARD RECIPIENTS TO BE RECOGNIZED MAY 5 Liz Murray will speak at D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon
 

The featured speaker is Liz Murray, author, “Breaking Night:  A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.”  Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big.  Lifetime Television produced a movie about Murray’s life entitled “From Homeless to Harvard.”  She is the first recipient of Oprah Winfrey’s Chutzpah Award.

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The Salvation Army Responds to Tornadoes in Northern Illinois

“Right now our focus is on responding as quickly as possible, assessing the need and providing comfort”


Rockford, IL - Late Thursday afternoon a severe weather system produced at least one tornado in Northern Illinois touching down in multiple communities just outside of Rockford, including Kirkland, Rochelle and Fairdale. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) teams from Rockford and Carpentersville were deployed as soon as it was safe to proceed into the damaged areas.

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THE SALVATION ARMY RECEIVES NEW FLAG FROM WOODMEN OF THE WORLD

 
Jeff Bridges from Woodmen of the World Life Insurance with Major Greg Thompson

On April 9, 2015, a representative from Woodmen of the World Life Insurance, Jeff Bridges, visited The Salvation Army Western Divisional Headquarters to donate a new American flag and tell more about Woodmen of the World. The Salvation Army is grateful for the new flag that will replace an old, worn-out flag.

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THE SALVATION ARMY AND UNO STUDENTS JOIN FORCES FOR TWELFTH YEAR TO HELP STOCK FOOD PANTRIES


The Salvation Army is partnering with University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for Just Can It!, a food drive and homelessness awareness event to benefit The Salvation Army food pantry.  The 12th annual Just Can It! is April 6-10 at Crossroads Mall.  UNO students will sleep outdoors in cardboard homes and accept donations of money and non-perishable food throughout the week.

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Why is it so hard to see black and blue?


After a photo of a black and blue dress was posted on Tumblr, within a half-hour it went viral through Buzzfeed, Facebook and Twitter, setting off a social media debate as to whether the dress was "blue and black" or "white and gold." While there is science behind why the image varies from person to person, the image illustrates the notion that people view things from a different perspective. As of February 27, the image had been viewed more than 28 million times.


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THE SALVATION ARMY OMAHA KROC CENTER CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS SERVING THE OMAHA COMMUNITY



The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is celebrating five years of making Omaha a better place.  In those five years, over one million people have entered the Kroc Center for programs, services, and community events. 

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FUTSAL LEAGUE EXPANDS OVER THREE TIMES ITS SIZE AT SALVATION ARMY OMAHA KROC CENTER


The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center indoor futsal league numbers have increased three and a half times since last season.

Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, the largest indoor futsal league in Omaha, comprised of 59 teams, will participate on the Kroc Center indoor turf.

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The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community


Each year, thanks to generous donations, The Salvation Army serves nearly 30 million Americans - or one person every second - from a variety of backgrounds. People who come to us for assistance will be served according to their need and our capacity to help - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


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